Ty Gibbs recovered from a mid-race spin to score his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, surging to win the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gibbs led just 20 of the 200 laps and withstood a flurry of late caution flags to notch his second career Xfinity Series win in just his sixth start. The 18-year-old’s No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was .437 seconds in front at the checkered flag on the 1.5-mile track.
Defending Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric placed second in the Team Penske No. 22 Ford. Harrison Burton wound up third with Brandon Brown and Tyler Reddick finishing out the top five in order.
Gibbs rallied after a spin through the infield grass at the end of Stage 2 as his No. 54 entry drifted up into the No. 99 BJ McLeod Motorsports of Cup Series regular Chase Briscoe, who later led 60 laps in the final stage. Those two wound up battling for the lead late, with Briscoe spinning out after a close-quarters contest off Turn 2. He continued to place sixth.
Daniel Hemric convincingly won the first two stages, leading 82 of the first 90 laps, but he fell back after a troublesome pit stop under caution on Lap 122. Hemric’s No. 18 Toyota was boxed into his pit stall and lost eight positions after he had to reverse to exit cleanly. But behind him, an errant tire intruded on the No. 6 team’s stall, drawing a penalty that knocked him to 27th for the ensuing restart. He returned to the top 10, but a multi-car stack-up on a late restart ended his day early.
Riley Herbst won the pole position in Saturday morning qualifying but faded to a 12th-place finish, a result further hampered by a pit-road penalty for removing equipment during the Stage 2 break.
The Xfinity Series’ next race is scheduled Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (1 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM).
This story will be updated.